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Stocking Stuffers: Symbols of Christmas

If you try to picture what Christmas looks like, many different images might readily come to mind — candles, a star atop the tree, poinsettias.

We’ll look at some of the symbols of Christmas:

Christmas is celebrated in so many different ways around the world, but some items have reached across time and space

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Listen to Country Christmas Music and 11 Other Types with “A Central Minnesota Christmas”

Celebrate the holidays with "A Central Minnesota Christmas" -- our twelve channels of Christmas music, designed to fit your many moods during the holidays. It's a gift to you from all of us!

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jurvetson, Flickr
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Stocking Stuffers: Celebrations Around the World

Not everybody celebrates Christmas in the same way. Traditions and customs differ the world over.

The different Christmas celebrations:

The tiny town of Bethlehem is thought to be the site of Christ’s birth

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Getty Images
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Angry Birds Make Appearance in Christmas Lights [VIDEO]

You fall into one of three groups of people when it comes to Angry Birds.

1) You are addicted
2) You got mad and gave up
3) Your idea of an Angry Bird is one that dive bombs your car

If you are in the first two categories you know that this is a sensation that has swept the world and the Angry Birds are influencing holiday decorations!

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Black Friday Deals Every Pet Owner Should Know About

Planning to get a jump on your holiday shopping this week? Don’t forget man’s best friend — a variety of pet retailers are offering steals and deals for the dog and cat sets on Black Friday. Get out there early and get Fido what he really wants for the holidays this year!

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Check Out Some Unique Holiday Gift Ideas for Kids [PHOTOS]

Struggling to decide what to buy for a child this holiday season? Then check out this collection of unique holiday gifts for kids of all ages courtesy of ‘The Early Show.’

Gift ideas include the Scruble Cube, a game that combines the Rubik’s Cube with Scrabble, dolls from the StinkyKids collection, chopsticks for kids with animal toppers and a device that makes rainbows.
Check out some neat holiday gift items for youngsters below. 

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Recycle Your Holiday Lights

Every year, after we've run out of presents and eggnog and it's time to pack up the decorations, I vow to put away the Christmas tree lights in some way that won't produce a hopeless tangle.

Then, the next November, I take them out of the box and say, "How on Earth did this hopeless tangle happen?!" Ditch that hopeless tangle here.

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Flickr User: GrowWear
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Give Someone You Know a Helping Hand

With the holiday season upon us, many of the people we know will go without this holiday. But there is something you can do about that, nominate someone you know for Opie's Angel Tree.

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The Woods Family Gets to Meet Santa [VIDEO]

Well, every family is different and, thank goodness, Santa doesn't judge. If he did, the Woods family might have all ended up on the "naughty" list when we made Santa hold our chicken, Bawk.

This weekend, we visited the Tri-County Humane Society for a little sit down and photo shoot with Santa Paws.

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Tri-County Humane Society
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Pose Your Pet With Santa Paws

This weekend the Tri-Country Humane Society will let your dogs, cats (and even chickens) tell Santa Paws what they want for Christmas and you get the fantastic keepsake photos.

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jurvetson, Flickr
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Holiday Entertainment: Plenty of Options in St. Cloud

It’s the holiday season and that means there are a lot of great opportunities to get out and see a Christmas show, concert or dance performance in the St. Cloud area. If you’re looking for something to get you in the holiday mood here are a few suggestions for you.

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Matthew Staver, Bloomberg/Getty
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5 Tips For Conducting a Successful Black Friday Operation

Black Friday is not a casual shopping day, but rather it is the closet thing civilians will ever get to tasting real combat. As such, one should treat it like a military mission, with objectives, casualties and above all, strategies.

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